Making Friends

by Ashleigh Lynn Ingebrigtsen
I had the wonderful opportunity to attend “Meet the Muslims” at their mosque in Sandy, UT. I learned so much and loved chatting with people who have so much more in common with me than I ever realized. This is Salika, a clinical microbiologist at the University of Utah. She had a job interview in Maryland last week and her husband told her she shouldn’t wear her hijab on the airplane for fear of being kicked off the flight. The fear they feel and the discrimination they endure is real. She also likes Zumba, has two sons who play soccer, and her husband is a physician. She very graciously allowed me to take this photo so I want to share her story.